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"TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily.""I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication."

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"I really love the auto-tunnel creation feature."

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"Application response time and network performance could be improved.""They should include a network switch in a future release."

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"Reporting is something that they can improve on."

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"The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."

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"You have to negotiate when it comes to pricing and licensing."

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Top Answer: We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost… more »
Top Answer: TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily.
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RIverbed Steelhead, Steelhead
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Riverbed SteelHead is the industry's #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise. SteelHead also provides better visibility into application and network performance and the end user experience plus control through an application-aware approach to hybrid networking and path selection based on centralized, business intent-based policies for what you want to achieve as a business.

Silver Peak VX virtual appliances support the full list of Silver Peak WAN optimization features for maximum functionality, including data reduction, path conditioning and traffic shaping. This enables customers to overcome bandwidth, distance and quality challenges when moving data over the WAN. The WAN optimization software runs on all major hypervisors (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, KVM) and can integrate into existing virtual infrastructures.
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Sample Customers
Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic
American Student Assistance, Ares Management, Baker Hill, Community Bank, Denali Credit Union, Eagle Bank, Fidelity Bank, Steria, Synplicity, Trade Me, TeraGate, Breweries of Cameroon, Carnival Australia, Coastal Beverages, John Sands, Ivey, London Marathon, SurePrep, Yusen Logistics, ARB Corporation, Ball Corporation, Brazeway, Finisar, Vancouver School Board, North Vancouver School District, US Navy, Baptist Healthcare, Charleston Area Medical Center, Community Health Plan, Healthcare Company, Comcast, Earthlink Telecommunications, Junto Telecom
Top Industries
Energy/Utilities Company23%
Construction Company8%
Media Company8%
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company8%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Company Size
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise71%
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Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews while Silver Peak VX is ranked 5th in WAN Optimization with 1 review. Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.0, while Silver Peak VX is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silver Peak VX writes "A flexible and easy-to-deploy solution for reducing bandwidth consumption". Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX, Ipanema IpIengine and F5 Traffic Management Operating System, whereas Silver Peak VX is most compared with Silver Peak NX, Cato Networks and Citrix SD-WAN.

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